I've been using illustrator a little bit lately, and i stand by Freehand being better for a number of reasons:
1. You can have multople pages. good for multipage designs, such as cd covers, brochures, pamphlets etc.
2. It is more user friendly and forgiving. Illustrator can be kinda temperamental.
ok well thats not a number of reasons but it's two.. er.. hehe
illustrator is good because it has blending modes, but that isn't the best when you're designing for print (though i've never actually tried printing it.. Freehands layer blending is pretty balls for print.
i just like freehand better. it's nice